April

April

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring- When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; The glassy peartree...

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January on the Farm

January on the Farm

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ I discovered the above Thoreau quote shortly after we moved to our farm eight years ago, and I have had it...

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It’s a New Year

It’s a New Year

Tap, tap... is this thing on??? It has been 14 months since I've written here. Every November I receive a bill for the domain name and web hosting for this website, and I have to make a decision.... to renew or not to renew. It is a respectable chunk of change, and so...

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Morning Time: The Heart of Our Homeschool

Morning Time: The Heart of Our Homeschool

When I sent my kids to school two years ago after many years of homeschooling, what I grieved most was the loss of Morning Time. It was the heart of our homeschool and consequently of our family. And though I had vague intentions of maybe trying to keep it up on...

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Light a Candle

Light a Candle

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."   ~Eleanor Roosevelt This morning I woke up to rain drumming the roof, a dreary Monday, the 70-somethingth day of quarantine, ahead of me a full day helping five kids do school at home and doing farm chores in...

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Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Bread

Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Bread

"I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.   ~Nathaniel Hawthorne Autumn and its burnished beauty never disappoints. I find myself asking as I drive down...

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Me (and Elinor)

About Me

I'm Kara, and this is a place for me to wax both poetic and practical about the things that make my heart sing: mostly living seasonally and close to the land, the intersection of farm-life and faith, mothering, hospitality, and the simple liturgy of the everyday, often captured on my iPhone. Beauty is everywhere if we only have eyes to see.

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